“At the end of the day I want to be known as a leader worth following who was constantly fighting for the highest possible good for those I lead and love.”

The secret of able leadership, according to Dr. Mangesh Karad is to know yourself. A leader leads through his own example. He must be able to challenge and support those whom he leads.

People are more likely to follow someone as a leader if they trust him and knows that the leader cares for them. This will assure them that the leader is worth following.

“Knowledge resides where there is humility.”

If there is someone who lives up to this statement, it is Dr. Mangesh T. Karad. A fruit-laden tree will always bend to the needs of others and no one exemplifies this philosophy better than Dr Karad.

Education widens your field of vision. There was a time when anyone armed with a professional degree --- a lawyer, a doctor or a banker --- was considered educated. In truth, these are just ‘trained’ people --- trained to carry out a certain task. They may be extremely skilled at what they are doing, as doctors, lawyers or bankers, but they may not necessarily be “educated’ in the sense that their professional degree has not helped mould their character or given them a new direction in life.

Leaders like Dr. Karad do not seek external validation. They know the value of knowledge and follow their own rhythm and rationale in the pursuit of this knowledge. 

"The education which does not help the common mass of people to equip themselves for the struggle for life, which does not bring out strength of character, a spirit of philanthropy, and the courage of a lion - is it worth of the name? Real education is that which enables one to stand on one's own legs."